February 8, 2019

At the Green Mouse Café...



... you can talk all night.

97 comments:

mccullough said...

Sad to see Frank Robinson passed away. Great player who was overshadowed a bit by Aaron and Mays (who along with Bonds are the three greatest players ever).

Frank also had a fine career as a baseball manager and league executive.

Bob Boyd said...

The green mouse looks inexperienced.

mockturtle said...

These rodents are all pictured from the same angle. Is there a reason?

Mark said...

Again with Justin Fairfax. And contemporaneous complaint, by name.

Not survivable.

And if the white guys in blackface stay while the guy with black skin has to go, there will be game-changing hell to pay.

Humperdink said...

Al Sharpton announced earlier he was heading to Virginia, ostensibly to protest the Governor and the Attorney General makeup choices. It may give him pause when he realizes the Lt. Governor is rolling them up.

OldManRick said...

Socialism is economics’ version of a perpetual motion machine. It has the same characteristics of a perpetual motion machine.

-It promises to get something for nothing
-Every once in a while some one comes up with a new machine and an explanation of how it would work and everyone gets excited about it.
-The people who propose it and get excited about it generally know the least about how machines work.
-Every machine that’s been tried failed to perform according to the new machine’s description.
-If you do the real math and engineering behind the new machine, you know it won’t work as described. But no one wants to do the detail work when that can bask in the glory of the concept for a new machine.
-In the end, the reason the machine may have seemed to work for a while was that it was stealing energy (wealth) from another source. In some cases. the source could not be replenished.
-The failures of all the previous designs do not deter the enthusiasm for the next design.
-Ironically, once you’ve gone to socialism, the famous epigram for the Laws of Thermodynamics – “You can’t win, you can’t break even, and you can’t leave the game” – seem to apply.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

For ANN, and MEADE
that Joy may be sparked

A RAT'S TALE
(a delightful, dystopian pastiche in 2 parts)

Outside, the din grew ominous.
"It's the commenters again" Meade said, furtively glancing through a crack in the blinds "they want their Rats, Ann."
"They're mine, and they'll just have to wait" snapped the Professor.
"Meade-- I'm sorry-- I just can't keep this up! Day after Day another Rat, each one more exotic than the next-- it's like a second job! Dammit, Meade! I'm just a Law Professor, and retired-- not some sort of Rat Machine!"
"I know, I know-- we let it get out of hand" Meade said gravely."Look at them-- you can see it in their eyes-- the hunger...the desperation...but you just can't cut them off now, Ann, they'll..."
"Meade, I'm scared!" whispered the Professor.
"Me too, Honey" said Meade, offering her a consoling embrace.
"What are we going to do?" she asked anxiously.
Meade, momentarily at a loss for a solution, blurted "We can go North".
Ann, looking up at him, tenders the awkwardly posited movie reference and queries: "Bladerunner"?
Meade shrugs apologetically, sufficiently charming and disarming to temporarily placate the anxious Ann, and they pull each other close.

They waited til dawn.
The commenters have quieted down, but still quite a mischief outside.
Meade moved cautiously towards the SUV. Ann hesitates at the door, holding her sketchbook of Rats.
"Can I take it?" she asks.
Meade doesn't answer.
"It hasn't caused any trouble" she insisted.
"We'll put it in the trunk" said Meade, curtly.
As she approached the car, Ann glanced harshly at the sticker on the back.
She came to loathe that little face-- those beady eyes now seemingly twinkling with mischief, that smile now like the sinister smirk of a Catholic boy at a Pro-Life march. As her fingers fumbled at the adhesive to tear it off, a hand shot out to stop her, and she gasped in fear.
"Forget it, Ann," murmured Meade "We got the ones with the Premium Backing, remember?"
Rattled, they pull away slowly in the eerie pre-dawn light, past Brinkmeyers General Store, then on to the highway.
"It's free of commenters" claims Meade, and he floored it.

months later...

Mark said...

The little secret is that the office of governor in Virginia is weak. Certainly does not have as much power as some other states.

So the Dems have to ask themselves if it is worth it.

mccullough said...

Fairfax should not resign. He’s got a clown Governor and a clown Attorney General to take some of the heat.

He’s also got the Washington Post who says they looked into his past last year and didn’t find anything.

Bill Clinton would never resign. He had 5 accusers.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...



The palms were swaying gently in the warm morning breeze near their favorite outdoor cafe. All the birds in the trees were singing so happily, joyfully, playfully watching.
"At the Outdoor Cafe...You can vent all you want" read the sign above the awning.
They each quietly settled into their usual routine-- Ann perused the headlines while Meade worked the crossword puzzle.
With a puckish grin, Meade breaks the silence.
"Annie-- what's a 6-letter word for "to acquire"?"
With her trademark erudition, Ann reflexively begins to offer her suggestion when she quickly realizes it's Meade's teasing.
"You bastard!" she smirks "You know how much I hate that word."
Both smiling, there is a lengthy wordless pause.
Ann's mood shifts, and sensing the change, Meade looks into her eyes, scanning her thoughts.
Ann reaches out and takes his hand.
"Meade...for the first time, I finally feel we put that whole thing behind us--
I finally feel relieved-- at peace-- sort of a "Pax Rattus" if you will".
"Morticia! That's Latin!!" muses Meade, as he playfully caresses her forearm with Gomez-like elan.
"Stop it!" protested the Professor "This isn't a joke-- it was a really difficult time for me."
Meade wisely feigns contrition and discreetly lifts the paper as a sort of shield.
" *Obtain* !" he muttered in muted triumph. "Yeah, that will work".
Pretending to fill in the squares, he steals a glance above the fold to see if he got a rise out of her.
"She's chill" he assures himself, as they quietly resume their interests.
"Hey Strangers! Welcome to Boca!!" interrupted one of the locals-- a smokey-eyed rodent of a man in shorts, socks and sandals, with beady little eyes twinkling with mischief, and a sinister, smirky smile.
"This yer car? Could tell by the plates! Say! Cute little RAT STICKER you got there...where can I get me some of those?"

THE END?

Humperdink said...

I only witnessed excerpts of Acting AG Matthew Whitaker's testimony before Jerrold "No-Neck" Nadler's committee today, but what I watched was just classic.

The highlight was Whitaker telling Nadler his time was up.

Ray - SoCal said...

May be I missed it, but I have seen very little on the dem response to the state of the union.



Jack Wayne said...

Here’s an interesting story about our debt.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-08/primary-dealer-treasury-holdings-hit-all-time-high-foreign-buyers-balk

stevew said...

Double shot of Uhtred and the Last Kingdom tonight. Woodworking tomorrow and Sunday. Going to spatchcock a chicken for dinner (charcoal grilled and stuffed with citrus and onion) tomorrow night. Wrap up the weekend with Walter Trout and Eric Gales Sunday night. This is going to be good.

Have a good weekend all!

rcocean said...

"Great player who was overshadowed a bit by Aaron and Mays (who along with Bonds are the three greatest players ever)"

Been drinking? Or maybe as high on drugs as Bonds.

mccullough said...

Bonds was an amazing player. Anyone who understands baseball knows he was great before steroids and during.

Aaron and Mays, along with most players, took amphetamines when they played. That’s the game.

Mike Trout is a great player. His seven seasons track Bonds 89-98 seasons very closely.

Aaron and Mays understand how great Bonds was and Trout is. They also know A-Rod is a top 5 player of all time. This isn’t even debatable.

Baseball writers are no better than their colleagues who cover politics. They don’t understand shit.




narciso said...

I thought the ProPublica piece about the preventable tragedy of the USS Fitzgerald was wirth noting, but I guess not.

walter said...

So..regarding a different young upstart:
Candace Owens is slammed over her newly surfaced Hitler comments

Candace Owens Retweeted
Scott Adams
‏Verified account @ScottAdamsSays
7h7 hours ago

Scott Adams tells the tale of three hoaxes, the most recent being about Candace Owens.


Candace Owens
‏Verified account @RealCandaceO
7h7 hours ago

Candace Owens Retweeted Chelsea Clinton

Evil regimes and the slaughtering of millions was BEST executed by Margaret Sanger, who your RACIST mother idolizes.

When you have an excuse for the 19 million black babies that have been aborted due to her theory of eugenics— tweet at me.
Candace Owens
‏Verified account @RealCandaceO
7h7 hours ago

Candace Owens Retweeted Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea,

The audacity of this tweet. If you want to discuss evil regimes, look no further than you racist parents.

Haiti still remembers what you stole from them.
Black America remembers that your father locked up more black men than any president in the history of the USA.

Candace Owens added,
Chelsea Clinton
Verified account @ChelseaClinton
Good afternoon Andrew - Ignorance about Hitler’s evil regime must always be confronted. That burden should not fall on Holocaust survivors. There was nothing, using @RealCandaceO own words, “great” about the Third Reich before it began annexing & invading its neighbors.

narciso said...

Well right off the back Dubois had some positive thoughts before he turned to Marxism, Philip Johnson henry Luce, the nation initially didnt see him as a threat. Keynes provided the economic rationale and part of the economic policy.

walter said...

https://heavy.com/news/2019/02/meredith-watson-justin-fairfax/

Watson’s attorney also provided emails to The Post between Watson and Duke friend Milagros Joye Brown from 2016.

“Molly, Justin raped me in college and I don’t want to hear anything about him. Please, please, please remove me form any future emails about him please,” Watson wrote on Oct. 26 of that year.
--
Pretty elaborate "hoax"

narciso said...

Isn't it, remember by that time, he had been a justice department prosecutor and an associate of Muellers firm Wilmer pickering.

walter said...

Sounds like a noble crew

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Contentious baseball talk, here I come!
My earliest baseball memory is seeing Billy Williams make a sliding catch to rob Willie Stargell of a bit. Next is watching Luis Tiant beating out an infield hit against the Royals, then wearing the windbreaker while on base. Best baseball memory is watching my first All Star Game on TV, 1971. HOFers Aaron, Mays, McCovey, both Robinson's, Yastrzemski, Aparicio, Kaline, Jackson, and the greatest baseball player of all time, Pete Rose! Just to forestall argument, name one other player who was Rookie of the Year, MVP, won a Gold Glove playing every position except pitcher, ASG MVP, NLCS MVP, WS MVP, led the league at least once in every statistical category except HR, won more WS, won a World Series as player-manager, and had more base hits than anyone ever. He did it all and he did it his way, Charlie Hustle.

FIDO said...

Fairfax is having a bad day.

We serve as counsel for Meredith Watson, who was raped by Justin Fairfax in 2000, while they were both students at Duke University. Mr. Fairfax’s attack was premeditated and aggressive. The two were friends but never dated or had any romantic relationship.

Ms. Watson shared her account of the rape with friends in a series of emails and Facebook messages that are now in our possession. Additionally, we have statements from former classmates corroborating that Ms. Watson immediately told friends that Mr. Fairfax had raped her.

Ms. Watson was upset to learn that Mr. Fairfax raped at least one other woman after he attacked her. The details of Ms. Watson’s attack are similar to those described by Dr. Vanessa Tyson.

At this time, Ms. Watson is reluctantly coming forward out of a strong sense of civic duty and her belief that those seeking or serving in public office should be of the highest character. She has no interest in becoming a media personality or reliving the trauma that has greatly affected her life. Similarly, she is not seeking any financial damages.
On behalf of our client, we have notified Justin Fairfax through his attorneys that Ms. Watson hopes he will resign from public office.



Judgment and comparison are Cruelly Neutral™

But the big question is: Is she afraid to fly?

Sorry. That isn't the big question. It is 'what is his position on abortion'. That hinges on how Cruel that 'Neutrality' gets.


I believe in Due Process and the Presumption of Innocence. This is two.

Investigate or be damned.


That being said: this 'politics' by character assassination is not good for the Republic. I didn't start it. But I'll be damned myself if it is allowed to be a one way street.

FIDO said...

Christine Blasey Ford has raised $647,610. She has since closed accepting further donations. I'm guessing the optics were not that good.

madAsHell said...

It's snowing in Seattle, and the forecast includes below freezing temperatures.

What could go wrong??

walter said...

"Sorry. That isn't the big question. It is 'what is his position on abortion'. "
I believe PP is his #2 campaign contributor, right below a racial org, can't remember the name

anti-de Sitter space said...

"It's snowing in Seattle, and the forecast includes below freezing temperatures.

What could go wrong??"

Earlier today, around one, in Jefferson county we passed six cars in the ditch and one SUV upside down in the ditch.

The snow had just started on that road. At most there was an inch. Presumably, the problem was that folks were not adjusting driving to the change in conditions.

Ambulance and cop were at the upside down car. And, all (except one) of the other folks said that they had reached out to others, and they were going to be picked up.

Anywho, that one exception was the closest I've ever come to picking up a hitcher. Turned out to be a sorta-weirdo, but I guess I'd do it again. Cause I guess we're supposed to do so. And maybe future stuck folks would be more normal.


I dunno.

Ken B said...

A little Max Richter https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QhkIZmXl6mI

anti-de Sitter space said...

Walt,

Is Candace gonna need to have PragerU take down her video where she says she's never going to use the race card? After all her jabber re racism accusations.

As if a black gal making a video to make a big deal about not using the race card wasn't already mega irony.

anti-de Sitter space said...

Race hustler. For the right.

Gahrie said...

That being said: this 'politics' by character assassination is not good for the Republic.

You should go back and read what the Founders were saying about each other in the 1790's and early 1800's. People bought newspapers just so they could talk shit about their political enemies. It's what the Hamilton/Burr duel was all about, and a couple of Andy Jackson's duels.

Drago said...

adSs: "Race hustler. For the right."

Yep. A race hustler who says race shouldn't matter.

#LeftyLogic

Drago said...

Next up for adSs: How antifa perfectly represents a Ghandian non-violence movement.

traditionalguy said...

Love the Rat’s tail.

anti-de Sitter space said...

Drago,

I didn't write her tweets. I didn't make her make a big deal re racism.

Hardest hit: Delusional Drago.

LOL.

Stephen Cooper said...

rcocean and mccullough - good comments.

That being said, as for me, I think there is no such thing as a great baseball player.

Grown men playing a children's game for a living is not something we need to argue over.

Sure a few of them are obviously better at the children's game than others.



There are real men in the world. Aaron the whiner, Mays the casino greeter, or Bonds who took drugs to shrink his testicles in a bid to build up his phony biceps - not to mention Mantle who stole a kidney from a deserving non-famous patient, or the numerous draft-dodgers of the golden era of 60s and 70s baseball - not a single one of those famous baseball players was ever anything close to being a real man, in the most true sense of the word.

Either you get that or you don't. Look they may have been great family men, good guys, and wonderful teammates.

But they were not legends, they were guys whose main achievement in life was being better at playing a child's game than other people who also played a child's game.

narciso said...

Owen's observation is similar but not on the same scale as those who thought coming out of the turmoil of mid 90s Russia with a drunk Yeltsin putin seemed refreshing.

William said...

If Fairfax were innocent (note the subtle use of the subjunctive), he sure picked some spiteful girls to have sex with. I don't believe all women, but two such spiteful liars is extremely bad luck.......Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, Ralph Houk et al. show that lots of real men have played boys' games. Or maybe making war is the ultimate infantile game.

anti-de Sitter space said...

"...but two..."

At some point there was only two talking re Fat Albert. I'm not thinking that Fairfax will get up to several dozen. But more than two seems plausible.

IMHO.

Stephen Cooper said...

William - Ted Williams, yes, Ralph Houk, yes. And Horace Pippin and Monte Irvin and lots of others.

Those were men.

Aaron the whiner and Mays the casino greeter and Mantle the kidney thief and Bonds of the tiny testicles would have washed out after 24 hours at Parris Island.

Maybe they were men, but if they were it was not because of their ability to excel at a child's sport.

narciso said...

Playing Russian roulette with resources is not helpful:

https://features.propublica.org/navy-accidents/us-navy-crashes-japan-cause-mccain/?utm_content=buffer1c5c8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer

Drago said...

adSs: "Drago, I didn't write her tweets. I didn't make her make a big deal re racism."

You simply reversed the very point of her tweets and the intent of her tweets.

Because you are a leftist, which is defined by delusion.

Next up for you: why solar powered planes is a great idea

#RealityBasedCommunity...Not

Physics hardest hit.

anti-de Sitter space said...

Her point was to not call folks racist, that's why she called people racist?

Logic is tricky.

narciso said...

What could go wrong, there, one might argue the 1920s Washington naval convention had similar impact re pear harbor just like the deliberate drawdown post world war 2 led to taskforce Smith in korea.

anti-de Sitter space said...

One good thing about the deplorable we picked up today, as best as I could tell (after only a short time together): didn't have the racist angle. Just lots of lame dad-humor and a lack of discretion re personal questions re dough. Coulda been a lib or a con deplorable. I dunno.

Yancey Ward said...

Bonds was the best player I ever saw play- he never struck out more than 100 times in any season other than his rookie year, he stole over 500 bases in his career, won 8 gold gloves, was the MVP 3 times before he started using steroids, had 8 seasons of more than 30 HRs before the steroids, and led the league in homers with 46 in 1993 before the drugs. Even without the steroids, he arguably might have broken Aaron's record anyway because he likely would have played 3-4 years more than he ended up playing when the scandal broke.

I do agree, though, that he should never be inducted into the Hall of Fame- there do have to be consequences if you are going to make PEDs illegitimate.

Stephen Cooper said...

narciso, of course you could say that, but look at it this way - Roosevelt was not very bright, Churchill was usually drunk, Tojo was Tojo, and the Dutch were what you would expect them to be. Sort of looks like, as bad as things were, they could have been even worse - lots of high IQ sociopaths in every warring society, thank God they did not have a few more years to louse things up.

Humperdink said...

If Bonds gets into the Hall of Fame, his pharmacist should be inducted also.

Stephen Cooper said...

Bonds has zero world series rings.

There are players with one world series ring, who have that ring only because they made sure that, at least once in their career, they were going to do everything they had to do to be on a team that won it all. Bonds is not one of those players.

To be clear ----- Bonds, who famously insulted the friends and families of his teammates, was not one of those guys.

But if Harold Baines is in the Hall of Fame, and if Mike Mussina is in the Hall of Fame, of course Bonds should be in the Hall of Fame.

But I am old and I do not care about the Hall of Fame anymore, I only care about who gets talked about with respect by his former teammates, or I only care about something similar with more relevance to the life I have lived,

So if someone wants to never vote Bonds into the Hall of Fame, I am fine with that, it is all childishness anyway,

Stephen Cooper said...

and if someone wants to vote in Bonds' pharmacist to the Hall of Fame, who am I to disagree, I mean, there have been dozens of players who played at Bonds' level, but only one pharmacist who did what the pharmacist of Bonds did .....

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Kevin said...

These rodents are all pictured from the same angle. Is there a reason?

Port-RAT-ure.

Clyde said...

Nicely done, Ingachuck'stoothlessARM. I think you managed to work most of this blog's tropes into the story.

Kevin said...

A-Rod is a top 5 player of all time. This isn’t even debatable.

Boston fans loved to see A-rod come to bat at crucial times. Top-five players don’t get smaller in the games biggest moments.


tim in vermont said...

Kevin is right about that. I doubt he’s even a top five Yankee unless, like the MVP, you limit it to the regular season.

tim in vermont said...

Sometimes I think that adss posts from the Clinton Foundation. You have to hand it to him, he’s the only one who will come right out and defend the Clintons. It helps that he studiously ignores a great deal of our nation’s recent history, this puts them in a much better light. You can count on him to attack someone who attacks the Clintons though.

tim in vermont said...

One thing about Glenn Greenwald, when he’s right, he’s right:

https://theintercept.com/2019/02/08/jeff-bezos-protests-the-invasion-of-his-privacy-as-amazon-builds-a-sprawling-surveillance-state-for-everyone-else/

Humperdink said...

Having previously announced the creation of an exploratory committee earlier, Liz Warren will officially announce her run for president in Lawrence, MA today.

Apparently the Little Big Horn River was in the running for the announcement location, but ruled out at the last minute.

tim in vermont said...
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tim in vermont said...

With this technology, police would be able to determine who attends protests [and bust up downtown businesses and burn cars]. ICE could seek to continuously monitor [illegal] immigrants as they embark on new lives.

I am not for a surveillance state, but these are pretty weak arguments against one. These are more arguments on the “pro” side of the ledger.

exhelodrvr1 said...

narciso,
The pro-publica articles (it's a two-parter) on the FItzgerald are excellent. As a retired naval officer, with a son who is currently a naval officer, it appeared to be right on target.

tim in vermont said...

Clueless Liz, say it ain’t so, Liz, say it ain’t so.

Richard Belaire said...

The more I read this blog, the greater the urge to draw mice... Weird.

alanc709 said...

I agree with Bill James: at their peaks, Mickey Mantle was a better player than Willie Mays. I saw them both play. People forget how fast Mantle was when he was young. Mays had a longer career, Mickey got out of baseball early due to all his injuries, and baseball's infatuation with playing with the strikezone during the 60's that killed hitting between 1963 and 1969. Mays, Mantle and Aaron were the 3 icons of that era. It's no dishonor that Frank Robinson comes in 4th after those 3.

alanc709 said...

As to the Hall of Fame, it's been a joke for years. Too many Veteran committees voted in friends of theirs who were marginal Hall of Famers at best. Once you expend the margin like that, how do exclude guys like Harold Baines, who had nice careers, but were never even the best player on their own team, or even the team's MVP? As to Bobby Bonds, I'll agree he's a Hall of Famer right after they induct Joe Jackson.

Ann Althouse said...

"These rodents are all pictured from the same angle. Is there a reason?"

"Love the Rat’s tail."

There are the people who see how things are alike and the people who see how things are different.

There are the people who think and the people who feel.

Not saying everyone's exactly one or the other, but clearly, there are quadrants, and you are somewhere on the graph.

mockturtle said...

Good grief. I just asked a simple question. ;-D

alanc709 said...

Wish you could have seen the Seattle-area panic shopping yesterday. People in the grocery stores were buying everything in the store, because of the prospect of 3 or 4 days of snow. It was hilarious. The Governor declared a state of emergency. When I was at Loring AFB, we called this weather "springtime". I remember an April Fool's day in Denver in 1980 or 81 when we had 11 inches of snowfall over night, and buy noon it was in the 60's Imagine 11 inches of slush. Today's weather gave us maybe an inch of snow. God help us.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, Ingachuck'stoothlessARM

Meade just read that whole thing to me.

With elan.

Meade said...

Mischievous elan.

Meade said...

Which I... garnered.

stevew said...

"Having previously announced the creation of an exploratory committee earlier, Liz Warren will officially announce her run for president in Lawrence, MA today."

@Humperdink: Lawrence MA is in the Merrimack Valley and sits astride the Merrimack River. As wikipedia notes, there is some evidence that the name is Native American. Quite an apt location then for Liz's Launch.

alanc709 said...

Someone needs to tell Warren to go paddle her canoe somewhere else

Meade said...
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Meade said...

She’s up the double-helix without a polymerase.

mockturtle said...

She’s up the double-helix without a polymerase.

:-D

Ralph L said...

The little secret is that the office of governor in Virginia is weak
True. In fact, the whole state government is weak relative to local. And most cities are independent of counties, except Alexandria, which doesn't have a county, and Arlington, which doesn't have a city, because they were lopped off twice.

narciso said...

Yes but he can challenge the GOP house redistricting:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/02/turkey-syria-faces-serious-odds-in-manbij-and-idlib.html

narciso said...

I wasnt addressing personalities I was addressing policies the democracies chose to disarm while tyrannies built up.

Rick Turley said...

Meade

Just got the magnet and stickers (been away traveling). Thanks and much appreciated!

walter said...

Well 'sitter,
Where is that video? Sounds like you're familiar with it. I'd take a look.

tcrosse said...

Althouse draws rodents to draw compliments. Top drawer!

Drago said...

anti-de Sitter: "Her point was to not call folks racist, that's why she called people racist?

Logic is tricky."

Transparent sophistry. Worthy of LLR Chuck.

Bruce Hayden said...

"I only witnessed excerpts of Acting AG Matthew Whitaker's testimony before Jerrold "No-Neck" Nadler's committee today, but what I watched was just classic.

The highlight was Whitaker telling Nadler his time was up."

Apparently Nadler didn't take it well when Whitaker told him that DoJ policy (implemented by a Dem President and AG) would likely prevent much of a report from the Mueller investigation. This is going to be interesting, since Schiff, and likely Nadler, know pretty much everything that Weissman, etc, know from the Mueller investigation. The problem is that they don't know it legally. It was illegally leaked to them. We know that from meetings between Weissman and Schiff, and that Schiff has let out stuff that he shouldn't have known. This is something akin to where the FBI found themselves in the summer of 2016, with McCabe's cabal knowing the contents of the Steele Dossier, but not having received it through proper channels, so unable to do anything with it. I think that we can expect Whitaker, and soon Barr, to be under the gun from both Nadler and Schiff for the rest of this Congress to get out in the public the stuff they know, but shouldn't. Meanwhile, expect that over in the Senate, the investigating committees are going to again request numerous documents be unredacted, and witnesses, like Bill Priestap, be reinterviewed, the minute that the Mueller investigation shuts down, since it, as an ongoing investigation, was the explicit justification for the DoJ, and esp the FBI, hiding so much of their bad deeds from Congress. No ongoing criminal investigation means no excuse to withhold the information from Congress. I think that the plan all along was to pass the illegally acquired information from the FBI to the Mueller team to Schiff and Nadler in the House, and that was probably a big part of why the Dems spent so much money and cheated so brazenly to retake the House, and get control over esp those two committees. But Whitaker seems to have thrown a big wrench into their operation yesterday, telling Nadler that he wasn't going to (legally) get that information. And, with their power moving from the Mueller investigation to the House committees, they weren't going to be able to keep the entire FISAgate Trump/Russia collusion fraud hidden any longer, esp since the Senate requesting the information is a coequal branch of Congress to the House. The next several weeks should be fascinating, with the vote on Barr apparently set next week in the full Senate.

walter said...

Ah..I see:
Playing the Black Card
Yeah..would be an interesting question to pose to her. Re Chelsea, looked like she was counterpunching against the continued mischaracterizations of her comment on Hitler/Nationalism/Holocaust.
But she makes an interesting youthful counterpoint to the blithering media darling AOC.
And she ain't no wayzze tirrred.

Kevin said...

Apparently Nadler didn't take it well when Whitaker told him that DoJ policy (implemented by a Dem President and AG) would likely prevent much of a report from the Mueller investigation.

I forget the woman's name who was questioning him about his time on CNN, but she sure seemed to cut him off quickly when he began talking about how he was informing the public about the rules and usage of the Special Counsel.

Can't have any of that leaking into their grilling of him.

narciso said...

Yes the daughter of a black faced cracker grifter couple who looted Haiti after their deluge who enabled the looting of Nigeria, has to have the last word.

narciso said...

Sheila 'flag on mars' Jackson lee?

walter said...

Chelsea was just flexing her established journolistic cred.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Clyde
Thanks! All of us here at Ingachuck'stoothlessARM strive to provide quality content for the discriminating blogger.
"Civility Bullshit" didn't make the editor's cut, sadly

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Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Ann
You're welcome, Professor!
Of course Meade read it with elan, but was it Gomez-like?
may your rat art remain a joyful pastime, free of constraints

@Meade
if it isnt already the case, a few exclamations of "Querida!" are a nice touch

walter said...

Who is this Elan? Did Meade hire an assistant?

Crimso said...

"She’s up the double-helix without a polymerase."

Helicase. Or, you know...topoisomerase.

Crimso said...

So Althouse, how do things look this morning?